How Does a Slow Website Affect Your Organic Search Engine Rankings?

How does a slow website affect your organic search engine rankings? Ever heard the statistic: “75% of people never make it past the first page of Google.”? How about the fact that the first 5 organic results take up over two-thirds of all SERP clicks? With millions of...

What Do All Those Typography Terms Mean Anyway?

Having trouble with the meaning of all those typography terms? Well, look no further! Check out this comprehensive typographic glossary of terms by Canva in their article, A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary of Typographic Terms You Should...

What is Programmatic Emailing?

  The world is becoming more personalized as businesses and brands move closer and closer toward a one-on-one interaction with each of it’s audiences. Web sites have already stored cookies on your computer to collect information about your interests as you search...

Architectural Designers Need an Online Portfolio

Anyone in a creative business field needs an online portfolio. For writers it’s a portfolio of writing clips, for photographers it’s samples of their photography projects. For other like graphic designers, web designers and architectural designers it can include...

Did You Forget to Make Your 2020 Marketing Plan?

Yes, 2020 is right around the corner and yet that marketing plan is no where to be seen. But don’t worry it’s not too late. If you make your plan in January you still have the rest of the year to implement it. Need help? Don’t be afraid to call blackDot.ca today, you...

When Is It Time for a Website Redesign?

You have spent time, money and considerable effort starting your business. You have nurtured your creation to help it grow and you have spent every minute dreaming about the happy customers and healthy business. You have done so well at accomplishing your dream that...

10 Things Start-Ups Should Know Before Hiring a Web Designer

  When starting a new business venture it’s best to know as much as you can about what you want to do. Researching your audience and creating goals are two of the biggest things you will need to be successful and move forward. Much of this information that you...

Developers and Depression

It seems that the only time we talk about mental health is during Bell Let’s Talk. Truth of the matter is, mental health issues do not go away after one day of campaigning during Bell Let’s Talk and the weeks leading up to it. Depression and other mental...

Flat Designs with Bright Colours

If you think the trend of flat design is gone, think again. Flat design with the addition of bright and vivid colours is holding on strong due to it’s attractive, fun and simple layout style. If you’re thinking about using the flat design for your next...

Resources and Tools for Web Developers

Looking for resources to help you in your web development field of work? Check out 20 of the Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers. This article features some really good resources from animation applications to tools that enhance work flow and...